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Report: Militants in Iraq Threaten to Behead Turkish Hostage - 2004-10-11


A militant group in Iraq is reported to have threatened to behead a Turkish hostage unless the United States frees all Iraqi prisoners.

The Dubai-based Al Arabiya television network Monday broadcast a videotape showing three armed men surrounding the hostage who was holding up identification.

In the footage, one gunman identified the kidnappers as members of Tawhid and Jihad - a group led by wanted terrorist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

But news reports say the video did not feature the group's banner that had always appeared in its previous videos.

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